Author Archive: Guest Writen for ABOUT...the River Valley Magazine

"On a Personal Note" is written by an invited guest in each months issues of ABOUT...the River Valley. Here, you'll find short stories, interesting pieces and other great reads from people you know, or would like to know from around the River Valley.

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The good old days

The good old days

Guest written by Cliff Thomas “I just don’t understand kids these days”. The first time this thought occurred to me was when my daughter was a teenager. She had some friends over and we were all playing a video game in which you take down rival gangs by being a more successful criminal. The topic […]

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Is this thing on?

Is this thing on?

Guest written for ABOUT by Rufus Elam At the heart of a good April Fools joke, the goal is to get a real laugh. The kind of laugh that comes deep from within and catches you by surprise. Getting that genuine laugh from others has always intrigued me.  From the time I was in first […]

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The Girl Outside of Blass

The Girl Outside of Blass

Guest written by John R. Pledger, Jr. Little did I know that when I went to my new job I would meet a girl who grew up on a street only one block from the street I grew up on. I grew up on Highway 10 in Danville, and she grew up on Ohio Street […]

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Phil Wright Autoplex

Phil Wright Autoplex

Phil Wright Autoplex started out in 1975 when Phil Wright bought the Gosnell Chevrolet/Buick dealership in Russellville. He added Toyota around 1993 and brought along the rest of the General Motors family of cars just a few years later. The Phil Wright Autoplex today is home to 200-250 inventoried vehicles from Toyota and all current […]

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Bridal 2017 – The Lieblongs

Bridal 2017 – The Lieblongs

How did you and Jordan first meet? Jordan and I met at an insurance agency, where we were both working in Little Rock. I changed jobs a few years ago and we began dating seriously.  We have been together about five years, but I have been putting up with him for seven or eight.  It […]

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Bridal 2017 – The Sessions

Bridal 2017 – The Sessions

How did you and Eric first meet? We met at, out of all places, the Arkansas State Fair.  We had mutual friends that had recently moved to Little Rock and were trying to get acquainted with their new city and meet new people. Our friends decided to gather all the people they knew in Little […]

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Bridal 2017 – The Heilmans

Bridal 2017 – The Heilmans

How did you and Wesley first meet? We met at a concert in Fayetteville through mutual friends. We have been together for almost four years now. What was your favorite part of the wedding? My favorite part of the wedding was our dog being there! He barked during the ceremony and added some humor, which […]

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Troubadour

Troubadour

Guest written for ABOUT by Robb McCormick Phil Higdon’s small frame was relaxed and, though, he walked with a cane he seemed chipper and spry, hardly relying on it at all as we hugged and found a quiet corner in a busy restaurant for lunch. His silver hair and Gandalfian beard was shiny and well […]

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A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Guest Written by Cynthia Callahan Live Generously.  As a member of Zion Lutheran Church at Augsburg, a Rotarian, a Pope County Habitat for Humanity board member and a Thrivent Financial Representative, I spend much of my time helping people live generously by connecting them with community needs.  Americans are generous people who are more than […]

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Inroad

Inroad

Guest Written by Dr. Robin Bowen A glimpse of the future was available at the corner of West L Street and North El Paso Avenue on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 1. It was there, on the parking lot at the former Taco Villa location, that the Arkansas Tech University community and the Russellville community […]

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